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Arthur Killam was born in San Francisco and lived there until he was six years old when he moved to San Jose,...
Robert Kelso was born in Bristow, Oklahoma. He lived up on a farm owned by his grandparents. A few years after he was...
Ernest Jackson was born in Sumter, South Carolina. His family migrated [Annotator's Note: Great Migration, or Black...
Ernest Jackson received his draft notice. He did not know if he was going to qualify. He was amazed he passed that day...
John Kerner heard of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor while he was walking down the street and overheard it. He and...
Norman Bussel advises anybody going into the service to really think about it. It is not a pastime or a hobby or a...
Nelson Constant's company [Annotator's Note: Humble Oil Company] hired 13 colored boys [Annotator's Note: African-...
Amelia Taylor discussed the developments of the war while she was in high school. It was very real to them. They...
For Vernon Leopold, being from a Jewish background was unpleasant in Germany as there had been latent anti-Semitism...
James "Jim" Geisler was born and raised in Pittsburgh [Annotator's Note: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]. He was 18 years old...
Arnold Spielberg [Annotator's Note: as a Communications Chief in the 490th Bombardment Squadron, 341st Bombardment...
Drafted into the Army in 1943, Peter Paret was thrown in with unfamiliar types, and became a fairly solitary man. His...
Theodore Skare was drafted in May 1943. He had previously tried to enlist in the Army Air Corps but they turned him...
Cosmo Uttero was drafted [Annotator's Note: in June 1943] and went to Fort Devens, Massachusetts [Annotator's Note: in...
Robert Walter was born in 1922 in Seneca County, Ohio. His young years prior to entering the service were spent within...
Earl Williams went to Camp Lee, Virginia [Annotator's Note: now Fort Lee in Prince George County, Virginia]. When he...
After Pearl Harbor, Herbert Gross was drafted. He had a brief basic training program. By August 1942, he had started...
Isaac Edward was drafted into the Army in 1943. His uncle, Joseph Anthony, had gone before him. Boot camp in St. Louis...
[Annotator's Note: There is a loud hissing noise throughout this clip.] Seymour Nussenbaum is like his mother who is a...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was drafted and went to Camp Blanding, Florida for 17 weeks of basic training. He was trained on...
Eugene Yackel had to register for the draft after he graduated from high school. He did not know what he wanted to do...
The men Andrew A. Rooney was training with [Annotator's Note: in the 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 13th Field...
Garland Bath liked being called up for the service. He went to Fort Eustis, Virginia [Annotator's Note: now Joint Base...
Ray Dennis Irby turned 17 in 1941. He was in the backyard of his home in Meridian [Annotator's Note: Meridian,...
Louis Liberato was sent to New Cumberland, Pennsylvania after being drafted. He was then sent from there to Fort Bragg...
Charles Slay was sent to Oregon after being drafted into the Army and was assigned to the 104th Infantry Division. They...
Irwin Medway was drafted on 18 January 1943 and was to report to basic training. After basic, he was sent to Camp Tyson...
After being drafted, Jack Dunlavy went to Anniston [Annotator's Note: Anniston Army Depot in Bynum, Alabama] to the...
Allen Ray Sibley was drafted into the Army [Annotator's Note: on 24 February 1944]. They put him on a Greyhound bus to...
Marion Bahlinger was born in August 1925 in Baton Rouge [Annotator's Note: Baton Rouge, Louisiana]. He grew up with...
[Annotator's Note: Segment begins with Sacks and the interviewer discussing the interviewee referring to his notes...
When Martin Richard was inducted into the service, he could choose his branch of service. You could not volunteer, you...
Ted Winestone [Annotator's Note: a Polish-Jewish refugee] did not talk much about his war experience with his new peers...
Benjamin Carson was born in February 1923 on a farm in Ottawa Township, Minnesota. Shortly afterward, his family moved...
Thomas Joseph Lemme teamed up with a fellow named John Prentice Brown [Annotator's Note: Lemme was drafted into the...
Salvatore Famularo does not know why he picked the Marine Corps. He thought he was an athletic kid. He had street sense...

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